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    Plural Salutations

    Hello, can anyone correct/confirm the accuracy of this?


    How to refer to two doctors with the same surname (ie: Smith):

    If they are biologically related:
    Immediate family (ie: father and daughter): Doctor and Doctor Smith
    Siblings: Doctors Smith
    *Would cousins be: Doctor and Doctor Smith or Doctor Smith and Doctor Smith?

    Not related:
    Just two people: Doctor Smith and Doctor Smith
    Married: Doctor and Doctor Smith

    *Assume for this question's sake that you cannot refer to them by their first names please!

    -Thank you!
    Last edited by lansing; 29-Oct-2011 at 04:42.

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    Re: Plural Salutations

    Quote Originally Posted by lansing View Post
    *Assume for this question's sake that you cannot refer to them by their first names please!
    That, unfortunately, shuts out the most natural answers for most native speakers.

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    Re: Plural Salutations

    I find it rather tiresome when native speakers ask this sort of 'How many angels can dance on a pinhead?' question with the sole intention of making life difficult for language learners.

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